No matter where you hang your hat...
you're sure to love Louisa Harding's new Jesse collection!
The Jesse collection features Louisa's new cotton yarn Jesse supported by her Jesse pattern book featuring 13 projects for hand knitting. Daisy Duke, Oakley, Dixie and Miss Kitty are just some of the projects that fill the pages of Jesse and contribute to its adorable "Western theme" charm. Don't worry if you don't own a pair of cowboy boots because Louisa has designed and "styled" the projects in Jesse to appeal to both "country gals" and "city girls" alike!
Here's a quick little "roundup" of some of the projects in Jesse:
I think the Dixie top is very "figure flattering" with its "cinched" waist. Louisa's one-color version (shown above) features a neat "western style" leather throng tie in lieu of ribbon. Dixie would look great worn over a cotton summer dress or paired with a cute top and a faded pair of "old blue jeans". Cowboy boots optional!
There's no denying...
The Oakley top would look great worn with a pair of Wranglers, Levi's or even a cute denim skirt. And, you don't have to be a cowgirl to love the Oakley top...city slickers will want to knit this top, too!
I think Elsie is the perfect addition to everyone's summer wardrobe. Louisa designed Elsie to be knit as a striped shrug (as shown) or as a solid color capelet as well. You can see the Elsie capelet version by viewing the complete Jesse collection at Knitting Fever.
Well hello there, Mae!
I love the Mae Bolero.
Mae can be knit as a two-color bolero (as shown) or as a one color bolero with a leather throng (cord) neckline tie. I think Mae can "set the stage" and turn any summer outfit into a "show stopper"!
Hello Miss Kitty.
Miss Kitty is one of the prettiest tops in the book. Miss Kitty also graces the cover of Jesse photographed in the solid-color version. I love the rich "denim look" of the Miss Kitty cover shot which is knit in Jesse, shade 109 Indigo.
Aww, Daisy Duke.
With a name like that, one can't help but think that Daisy Duke should be worn with a pair of short "cut-off" jeans. For most knitters though, the Daisy Duke top will pair-perfectly with jeans, capris or even a pretty floral skirt for summer.
Well there's your sneak peak at the Jesse book. A nice new feature of Louisa's new spring/summer pattern books is that she now lists the height of the model photographed in her books. The projects in Jesse are photographed on a 5'9" model.
Jesse Book Giveway
So leave a comment on this post before Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Three randomly selected people will each receive a copy of the Jesse book. Book prizes will be mailed out by Knitting Fever. US residents only. Void where prohibited. One comment per person. Please leave your name along with an email or Ravelry name in your comment for me to contact you if you win.
(Jesse book images used with permission. Photo credit: Photographer, Stephen Jessup.)